Jalyna Schröder

Jalyna Schröder

Software Engineer

Berlin, DE
German, English




Jalyna is a creative engineer excited about leadership, product, AB testing and writing regression specs. Mentoring is an essential and challenging part of her work.



Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Full stack developerMein Grundeinkommen e.V.

    November, 2017 - present2 months

    "Mein Grundeinkommen" is a non-profit organization that crowdfunds and raffles off unconditional basic incomes of 1.000,- € a month. "Mein Grundeinkommen" wants to find out what happens if a society have the financial resources to focus on people's life-goals rather than on existential needs.

  • CTOwundertax GmbH

    May, 2016 - September, 20171 year and 4 months

    Wundertax is an online application that enables people to create a tax return in a few steps.

    • Maintaining & developing a Ruby on Rails 5 application

    • Creating an integration with the german tax office

    • Building a team of Developers, Product Managers and UX Designers

  • Full Stack Software EngineerDescape GmbH

    Mar, 2016 - May, 20162 months

    Descape is a marketplace for sustainable travel experiences outside of the office.

    • Taking over an existing Ruby on Rails application as the first developer in the company

    • Monitoring and keeping the application running

  • Full Stack Software EngineerDaWanda GmbH

    Sep, 2013 - Jan, 20162 years 5 months

    DaWanda is an online marketplace for handmade products and supplies that is mostly developed in Ruby in a Scrum enviroment. DaWanda serves hundreds of millions of page impressions per month.

    • Working with Ruby on Rails and Sinatra and developing RESTful APIs

    • Frontend Development with Javascript in a MV* Framework and SMACSS architecture

    • Improving tooling and introducing peer reviews

  • Work StudentInnobox GmbH

    Mar, 2012 - Aug, 20131 year 5 months

    Innobox is a web agency in the area of online shops mostly built with Groovy and Grails.

  • Tutorin für Praktische Informatik IUniversity of Bremen

    Oct, 2010 - Mar, 20115 months



  • Software Engineering
  • Web Technologies
    HTML(S)CSSRuby on RailsSinatraReact & ReduxBootstrap
  • Practices
    KanbanAB TestingTest Driven DevelopmentPair ProgrammingBEM(Scrum)


  • Computer Science, Bachelor of Science, University of Bremen

    Sep, 2009 - Aug, 2013

  • Mathematics and education science, Abitur, Gymnasium an der Kurt-Schuhmacher-Allee

    Aug, 2006 - Jun, 2009

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

  • Coach, Rails Girls Berlin

    Dec, 2013 - Present

    RailsGirls is an organization that offers programming workshops for women.



  • Luca Ongaro, Lead Software Engineer at DaWanda

    I worked with Jalyna at DaWanda GmbH for roughly two years, first as her team lead, and then as a peer in the Core Development Team. She is without doubts one of the most skilled and motivated engineers I know and, despite the young age, very experienced. She puts a lot of importance on code quality, testing and maintainability, and she has the best engineering and problem-solving attitude. I can safely say that Jalyna's work was necessary for the success of several of the most important technical projects that we tackled. As a result, she quickly became part of our Core Development Team, influencing any important technical decision. She'a great team player and I always appreciate her honest attitude and feedback. She's also very organized, and knowledgeable about agile development processes. I absolutely endorse her as a software engineer.

  • Luca Tironi, Full Stack Lead Developer at DaWanda

    Jalyna is one of the most capable and passionate person that I have ever met in my profession. She drove several technological changes in our constellation of applications that improved business goals, customer satisfaction, code quality and developer happiness. She demonstrated robust technical skills in the whole spectrum from client-side javascript to backend and business logic design. She is a skilled software engineer with a focus on finding elegant, maintainable and practical solution to problems. She is an exceptional team leader and tutor, helping and inspiring others to improve their own skills and challenging the team to pursue and achieve the highest standards of quality.

  • Tobias Pfeiffer, Software Engineer

    Jalyna is extremely driven and innovative - she has lots of ideas for businesses as well as for improving existing businesses. Moreover she is very communicative and wants to create something. She is a great full stack developer - whether it is creating an awesome front end or doing serious work in the backend she can do it. But she still knows that the human element in development is the most important.